Linda Bersche

Linda Bersche

Executive Director

Linda was born and raised in Norwalk, where she graduated from Norwalk High School. She then attended Bowling Green State University where she earned a degree in Fine Art. She currently is a member of the Norwalk Lions Club, serves on the board of Artist Open Studio, and is treasurer of Norwalk Public Schools Alumni Association. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for 18 years and has two sons, Zak and Derek. She has been working for the United Fund for 35 years, first as the Assistant to the President, and now as Executive Director.

Taylor Russo

Taylor Russo

Information & Programs Manager

After growing up in Huron, Taylor attended Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University graduating in 2016. During her college years she worked 2 jobs and was hired by the United Fund in July 2017. Her interests include decorating and renovating her house, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

John Elmlinger

John Elmlinger

Audit Committee Chair & Office Volunteer

John has been volunteering for the United Fund for many years. First serving on the Board of Directors for over 30 years and now volunteers once a week in the United Fund office helping with our banking, tax forms and payroll, etc. John is the former Auditor of Huron County, where he served for 33 years. He currently resides in Monroeville with his wife Donna. Together they have three children: Kathy, Marie, and John.

Ann Schloemer

Ann Schloemer

Assistant Treasurer & Office Volunteer

Ann was officially assigned the role of Assistant Treasurer in 2013 and has been in the office once or twice a week since, helping with deposits and receipts. Ann has been a board member & volunteer for many years. She retired from KeyBank in May 2013, where she had worked a month short of 40 years. Ann enjoys traveling, gardening and playing cards.

Sharlene White

Sharlene White

Office Volunteer

Sharlene volunteers in the office once a week on Wednesdays, and has been since April 2015. She is wonderful at helping us get organized and getting projects done. Sharlene has lived in Norwalk for 42 years, with her husband Russ. They have 2 sons, Randy and Scott, and 5 grandkids. Sharlene enjoys spending time with her grandkids, volunteering, and sewing.

Chrystal Stover

Chrystal Stover

Office Intern

At the beginning of June, Chrystal Stover of Family Life Counseling began interning in our office. Chrystal is getting her Master’s in Social Work through Ohio State and is spending the next year with us, as OSU requires a year-long field placement. She is in the United Fund office Thursday mornings & all day Friday.

We have tasked her with working solely on our Bridges Out of Poverty program, and doing whatever she can to grow the program. We have scheduled a local Bridges Training and are planning for a couple 9-week long Getting Ahead Workshops. Stay tuned for what kinds of things she is getting into!

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